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In Italy spotted prototype of «Centauro II» wheeled armoured fighting vehicle

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In Italy spotted prototype of «Centauro II» wheeled armoured fighting vehicle.

The «Centauro II» is the latest version. Its fitted with a 120mm smoothbore main gun. The «Centauro 2»vehicle features a new interior layout and based on Freccia 8×8 wheeled Infantry fighting vehicle.

The tower is a HITFACT-2 with 120/45 mm cannon. The secondary armament presents a HITROLE Mod. L2R (remotized tower) and a coaxial machine gun 7.62 mm. Optional can also install three types of weapons: machine gun Browning 12.7 mm MG-3 machine gun or MG-42/59 7.62 mm or a grenade launcher SACO MK19 40mm.

The Commander can control the turret and gun movements and can perform the target search and detection, irrespective of the turret traversing movements, through either the self stabilized Panoramic sight with Day TV camera and IR Camera including situational awareness and full hunter capability modules or the Turret on Turret (optional) which combines the Day and Night vision with the remote use of a 7.62mm machine gun.

The engine is a IVECO Vector 8V 714 hp (525 kW) with top road speed – 105+ km/h and Operational range – 800km.



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